10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Reflecting on the things that make us happy each week. // dreams-etc.com

1 // Puppy cuddles, both with my sweet pup and the cutie above. (Have I introduced everyone to him yet? This is Odin and he brings love and happiness to the home of some good friends of mine.)

2 // Thinking ahead to my next trip to Colombia.

3 // My Salt Cathedral post is finally up! (I’ve been postponing it for far too long.)

4 // Added a bunch of writing classes to my calendar so that I remember to sign up for them as they approach.

5 // Cooler weather. Maybe this time the fall-like weather will stick.

6 // Ordered some desk supplies that will hopefully come this weekend so that I can get set it up.

7 // Lots and lots of cooking over the weekend.

8 // Already grabbed a Starbucks coffee (or two).

9 // My mermaid tail blanket arrived! (Yep, my mermaid tail blanket. It’s awesome!)

10 // Anticipation for a cold press with a shot of raspberry at my writing class tomorrow. I think I might like the coffeeshop as much as I like the writing classes!

What made you happy this week?

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>> Inspired by the linkup hosted by Krysten, Lindsay and Charlotte.

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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Meg D. Gonzalez
    November 11, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Hi Crystal! I’m so glad I’ve found you here on the web. We sound a bit like kindred spirits… if that’s not too weird a thing to say lol. I am traveling in Germany right now and missing my dog, Pascal, sooooo much! I too am a writer, though I’m deep in the midst of editing right now, and I’m really missing the writing bit. I’ve been a tea drinker for years, but I’ve really gotten hooked on coffee in this past year–my waistline has not been thanking me for it since I cannot drink coffee straight. It looks like you’re doing NaNo this year, what are you working on? My projects never seem to line up with NaNo, but I tend to write at that pace. I’m in the Blog Passion Project group and I’d love it if you’d stop by sometime. I just created a whole new resources section for writers that I’m super excited about 🙂

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      November 20, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      Hi Meg,

      I will definitely check out your website! I’m glad you found me too. 🙂

      I am working on NaNo. I’ve also been working on something else that’s kind of occupied my attention more than I would have liked, so I’m not very far on my NaNo progress, but hopefully I’ll be able to end with a decent word count after a few days off for the holiday this week. 🙂

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    Chrissy
    November 11, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Odin is so adorable! I bet his family is super happy to have him in their lives!
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs xxx

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      November 20, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      Isn’t he? I love it when his humans send me snaps of him. I don’t get to see him enough!

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    Kim
    November 11, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    OMG you got a mermaid tail blanket! AWESOME! But that puppy face takes the cake. What a cutie!! Have a great weekend!

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      November 20, 2016 at 8:15 pm

      I love it! Will definitely share some photos soon. But yes, I agree. Odin was probably the best thing about the week. I love that little guy.

  • Reply
    Charlotte
    November 11, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    OMG, i just want to kiss that puppy face <3 SO CUTE!! Thank you for sharing. I love pitties so much 🙂

    Also–mermaid tail blanket !!!!! I totally want one of these 🙂 Ha! Please take so many pictures when you have it!

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      November 20, 2016 at 8:14 pm

      Isn’t he adorable? I agree about how kissable his face is! I kept leaning down to give him a kiss, but he’d always beat me to it! 😂

      The blanket is here, so I will definitely take some pictures of it! 🙂

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    Kristin Cook
    November 11, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Awww! Puppy cuddles are the best! This week I was so happy when my hubby and I went to a coffee shop to work on the blog/his schoolwork 🙂

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      November 20, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      They are! I love them!

      That sounds like fun. 🙂 I always think it looks like such a great time when couples go out to a coffeeshop to work together.

  • Reply
    Elizabeth Than
    November 11, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    There is no such thing as too much coffee. Same goes for tea! :p

    Being able to handle the duties of a colleague while she’s on leave made me all worried but helped boost my confidence as well. The worst part is I have dreaming about balancing of accounts the past two nights. Dang it. Can’t be more thankful that weekend is finally here!

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      November 20, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      So true!

      Sounds like it turned out to be good, even if it was stressful and infiltrated your dreams. I always hate when I have dreams about work and then have to go in again the next day. It’s like I never left! I hope you enjoyed your weekend. 🙂

  • Reply
    Jessica Bradshaw
    November 11, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Gah! he is precious! Yay for mermaid tail blankets! I am with you. The cooler weather is amazing.

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      November 20, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      Isn’t he? I love him!

  • Reply
    Meghan
    November 12, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Ooh, please share what writing classes you are taking. Also, MERMAID TAIL BLANKET?! Do tell where you got such awesomeness.

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      November 20, 2016 at 8:09 pm

      I have taken so many recently! This weekend I took a class called Descriptive Narrative in Fiction and last week I took a class on writing engaging fiction so that it captivates the reader. And I also recently took a class on Silencing Your Inner Critic.

      Yes! It’s the best thing ever and I think it’ll be really nice this winter. It’s from arielblankets.com. 🙂

  • Reply
    Lindsay
    November 12, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Great list hun! Odin is SO stinkin’ cute!!
    I hope you’re doing something relaxing this weekend after the crazy week it’s been.

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      November 20, 2016 at 8:10 pm

      Thanks Lindsay! Isn’t he adorable? I love him so much!

  • Reply
    Angie Agerter
    November 12, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    My first thought was totally, wait who is this cute puppy…did I totally miss something in my months of not reading?
    Wheee just another friend love.

    Happy this week=coloring
    period! lol

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      November 20, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      Haha! Nope, not my puppy. Although I have been totally tempted to dognap him. 😉 Yep, just another puppy friend! I told his humans that I’m adopting him as my canine nephew.

      That sounds like fun!

  • Reply
    Jasmine Maria
    November 13, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Lots of things made you happy! For me is the fact we put up our Christmas decorations.

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      November 20, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      That’s awesome! I love when the Christmas decorations come out. 🙂

  • Reply
    Laura
    November 13, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    What a cute dog!! I need to get some Starbucks this week! Weekend is the best time for cooking!

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      November 20, 2016 at 8:04 pm

      Isn’t he adorable? And yes, it is! I love it. 🙂

  • Reply
    Mistle
    November 15, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Puppy cuddles are always the best! I have had Starbucks as well this week. It was much needed! A trip to Columbia sounds like a lot of fun. I’ve never been before. We are supposed to get a cool front coming our way this weekend. I must say I hope it stays as well.

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      November 20, 2016 at 8:04 pm

      They are! 🙂

      I really enjoyed Colombia and definitely recommend it if people are interested.

      We got some snow this weekend and it’s definitely cold out! Is it cold where you are?

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